transcortical aphasia


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trans·cor·ti·cal a·pha·si·a

an aphasia in which the unaffected motor and sensory language areas are isolated from the rest of the hemispheric cortex. Subdivided into transcortical sensory and transcortical motor aphasias.

trans·cor·ti·cal a·pha·si·a

(trans-kōr'ti-kăl ă-fā'zē-ă)
An aphasia in which the ability to imitate speech is preserved but other language abilities are impaired. In transcortical sensory aphasia, other symptoms are similar to those of receptive aphasia; in transcortical motor aphasia, other symptoms are similar to those of expressive aphasia.

transcortical aphasia

Aphasia in which the ability to repeat words is preserved, but other language functions are impaired.
See also: aphasia

Transcortical aphasia

A condition characterized by either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using written words that does not affect an individual's ability to repeat words, phrases, and sentences.
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